Holocaust survivor who shared a platform with Jeremy Corbyn and compared Israel to Nazis said Jewish state involved in 9/11 attack

Last week Labour’s anti-Semitism storm was blown open yet again when the party boss was forced to apologise for hosting an event in Parliament with Hajo Meyer on Holocaust Memorial Day in 2010.

Supporters of the embattled Labour leader claimed that Meyer’s comments at the event – titled “The Misuse of the Holocaust for Political Purposes'” – could not be anti-Semitic because he was Jewish.

But in a video obtained by The Sun, Hajo Meyer, who died in 2014, blames the 9/11 attack – which left thousands dead – on Israel.

In a shocking outburst just a year after he appeared next to Mr Corbyn at the Auschwitz event, he repeated conspiracy theories claiming Jews knew that the atrocity was about to occur, and they didn’t come to work that day.

He said there was “overwhelming evidence that it was fake”.

Speaking to an audience in Amsterdam he said: “I am 100 per cent convinced that the towers were blown up from inside by pre-loaded explosives and the airplanes were just a showpiece.

“One day after the attack there was an article… which confirmed that people from Israel who worked in the towers had been warned not to come to work in the morning.

“We should all learn here that the whole theatre of 9/11 is political fake, just like Pearl Harbour was fake… It could have been prevented, it was not prevented… Mossad knew about it. And Bush knew about it”.

Corbyn's office did not respond to The Sun's request for comment.

It comes just days after Corbyn claimed people with anti-Semitic views – including those who believe Israel did 9/11 – “have no place in the Labour Party”.

On Friday Corbyn wrote an article for the Guardian in which he said: “Labour staff have seen examples of Holocaust denial, crude stereotypes of Jewish bankers, conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Israel, and even one individual who appeared to believe that Hitler had been misunderstood.

“People holding those views have no place in the Labour party.”

But Jewish leaders rejected his apology and said his words were hollow as he still refused to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism in full.

And The Sun can reveal that this is not the first time the Labour leader has shared a platform with someone who believes that Jews were behind 9/11.

Corbyn described notorious anti-Israel conspiracy theorist Raed Salah as “a very honoured citizen” and invited him for tea in Parliament.

A Sun probe has found that when Corbyn was campaigning for Salah, an anti-Semitic Muslim cleric, he had already advocated the idea that Jews were behind the attack on the Twin Towers.

In an article for Saut Al-Haqq Wa-Al-Hurriyya, Raed Salah claimed wrote: “A suitable way was found to warn the 4,000 Jews who work every day at the Twin Towers to be absent from their work on September 11, 2001, and this is really what happened!

“Were 4,000 Jewish clerks absent from their work by chance, or was there another reason?

“At the same time, no such warning reached the 2,000 Muslims who worked every day in the Twin Towers, and therefore there were hundreds of Muslim victims.”

Salah was charged with inciting anti-Jewish racism and violence in January 2008 in Jerusalem and sentenced to eight months in prison. He was also found by a British court judge to have used the “blood libel”, the medieval anti-Semitic canard that Jews use gentile blood for ritual purposes.

But that did not stop him being hailed by Corbyn as offering “a voice that must be heard”.

And Mr Corbyn also wrote a letter in support of Reverend Stephen Sizer, who was banned from social media after sharing an article on Facebook that suggested Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attack.

Mr Corbyn said in his defence that the vicar“come under attack by certain individuals intent on discrediting the excellent work that Stephen does in highlighting the injustices of the Palestinian Israeli situation.”

He added that the internet was “complicated” and it was not possible to be 100% sure that views didn’t become “contaminated in any way at all”.

Gideon Falter, Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s words were hollow and hypocritical. He said that deplored ‘Holocaust denial, crude stereotypes of Jewish bankers, conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Israel’, but he has himself assisted or defended people perpetrating each of those forms of antisemitism.

“He even denounced those who dismiss Jewish fears whilst simultaneously calling our fears ‘overheated rhetoric’.

“He is a duplicitous anti-Semite under whose leadership the once anti-racist Labour Party has become institutionally anti-Semitic and an existential threat to British Jewry.”

A spokesman for the CST, which works to protect Britain’s Jewish community, said: “It is good that Jeremy Corbyn actually gave some examples of antisemitism.

“But if he knows these things are wrong, why has he been so friendly with all of these people for so many years?

“And will he now speak against them?”

Last week The Sun revealed that the Labour leader had defended a disgraced pro-Palestinian politician who claimed that "Holocaust guilt" was used to stop criticism of Israel after she was heckled at an event he chaired.

Corbyn angrily shouted down a heckler in the audience who reacted after Baroness Jenny Tonge emphasised the power of the "the Israel lobby" and claimed it used accusations of anti-Semitism to shut down any criticism of Israel in Parliament.

Today it was revealed that the Labour boss is set to be forced into accepting the full international definition of anti-Semitism – or the party will completely split.

In response a Labour source said: "It must be deeply upsetting for the friends and family of Jewish death camp survivor Hajo Meyer to have the views of someone who experienced the greatest crime of the 20th century trawled over for political point scoring."

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